FREE SHIPPING: Specimental provides free Ground shipping in Canada and the USA. This has a tracking number, signature delivery confirmation, and basic insurance coverage value of $100. If you need two business day (to most locations, but some restrictions apply) delivery, please choose this shipping upgrade during checkout (Canada and USA only).
If you need a rush order, please contact me through the shop or via email at treloar [!at] telus.net
The ring in the photos has been sold, and is shown to give you an idea of what these rings look like. Each ring is hand-built by me in my studio, to your exact specifications. You may choose your American-cut Montana sapphire from those in the photos. You can also choose your gold karat (14k or 18k) and colour (yellow, rose, or white). A number of textures are available for both the band and the bezel. The size is also customizable.
2.5 x 1.5mm half-round solid 14k or 18k white, yellow, or rose gold band
solid gold bezel setting
Montana sapphire as chosen
hammered,high shine, or matte/brushed texture on band
smooth or faceted texture on bezel (see faceted texture in the final photo, on a wider band ring)
All of my gold is recycled and solid- I never plate my pieces.
These gorgeous sapphires were mined and cut in Montana. They possess gorgeous colours, with no/few visible inclusions.
They are, from left to right:
1. SOLD green-blue: 4.7mm across, .52 carats
2. bright, light denim/baby blue: 4mm across .50 carats
3. warm yellow: 4.25mm across, .50 carats
4. deeper warm yellow: 4.25mm across, .51 carats
5. warm pink: 4.6mm across, .68 carats
Please choose your ring size, sapphire, and gold karat choices from the drop down menu.
As I hand-build each of these rings from the raw materials in my studio, any type of customization you can request is possible- wider band, flat/rectangular profile band, mixed metals, platinum, other elements added to the composition (raw diamonds, granulation, other stones), etc.
For ease of ordering, please copy and past the below information into the 'message to seller' box during check-out:
finish choice on band (hammered, high shine, matte/brushed):
finish choice on bezel (smooth or faceted):
gold colour choice (rose, yellow, or white):
phone number (for the courier's paperwork):
Matching wedding bands are $350 in 14k gold, and $500 in 18k gold.
Shipping is by two business day (to most locations, but some restrictions apply) from Vancouver, Canada, into the USA, or 2-5 days delivery time abroad, and includes the basic $100 of insurance.
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
I am always open to hearing your design ideas. Please contact me through the shop, or at email@example.com to discuss design possibilities.
If you are unsure of your ring size, the best way to be sized accurately is by visiting two commercial jewelers. Please ensure they size you using their thin sizing tools- not the wide band sizing tools, nor by having you try on rings from their display.
If any questions arise around being properly sized, I am always happy to help- contact me through the shop, or at firstname.lastname@example.org
I don’t provide a gift wrapping service. Rings and earrings ship in jewelry boxes that are hot foil stamped with the Specimental logo.
If the person for whom you are purchasing the piece shares your address, please be aware of the following: International export law dictates that the detailed contents of packages, and their value, be clearly marked on the outside of the package. This means that if they see the package before you do, they can easily tell what they are being gifted with.
Need secrecy for this delivery? The very best option is to have your package held for you at your closest Fed Ex store- if you are unsure of its location, I'm happy to help.
Our hands are busy objects, and any ring worn on a finger can become accidentally damaged. All rings need regular maintenance. Make sure you are buying your raw diamond ring from a jeweler with the knowledge and experience needed to ensure your stone stays put. Ask them about their warranty and their repair/upkeep policy. Look at how frequently they work with raw diamonds, and assess whether they have the technical experience to create a ring that will last your lifetime.
I stand behind each piece of jewellery I make. If something goes wrong with your ring, at any time- you slam your finger in a drawer and crush the band, you break a prong, you smash and crack your stone- you can count on me to support you with the repair.
My gold is all recycled- the metal plant I purchase it from has been in business for over 100 years. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment.
There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. There is also no difference as far as the karat of the metals go- 18k recycled gold is exactly the same in constitution as 18k newly mined gold. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.
I can use your heirloom stones in a new design. The stones must be pulled from their settings and checked for stability by a professional jeweler prior to shipping them to me. I cannot recycle your gold. I am not set up to smelt gold in the studio, so am not able to melt down your old gold pieces for you.
My current production times are listed in my shop announcement. If you need something more quickly, please get in touch via the shop, or at email@example.com
Depending upon my work and family schedule, I am happy to accommodate your rush orders. There is no additional charge for a rush order. However, please do get in touch prior to ordering to discuss your deadline with me.
Yes! All of my pieces are completely hand fabricated in the studio by me, from raw materials. I am able to create any of my designs with any stone, in any composition. In short, you can have your ring absolutely any way you like it. Contact me through the shop, or via firstname.lastname@example.org to get the discussion around your perfect piece of jewelry started.
A raw diamond is an exceptionally difficult stone to set properly. Their unique shape means that a custom setting needs to be fabricated for each and every stone. The way in which the setting is closed around the diamond must be approached in a very particular fashion.
I began setting these stones into my rings in 2009, when only a small handful of jewelers were working with this type of stone. As the appeal of raw diamonds has exploded, countless numbers of jewelers are now incorporating them into their designs. I have set thousands of raw diamonds into my pieces since then. Please check out my client feedback, as a testament to my workmanship and design skills: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/Specimental?ref=hdr_shop_menu#reviews